- Migrant population up half a million over last 3 years Sharecast - 6 hours ago
The migrant population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011, two thirds of which have come from the EU, according to research from the University of Oxford.
- London close: Stocks retreat as Fed rate fears outweigh ECB stimulus Sharecast - 6 hours ago
One day after loose monetary policy in Europe pushed UK stocks to a new record high, fears about a sooner-than-expected tightening in the States dragged markets lower on Friday after a forecast-smashing ...
- Europe close: Stocks mixed as US non-farm payrolls beat estimates Sharecast - 6 hours ago
European stocks were mixed as the US non-farm payrolls report smashed expectations.
- Rangers EGM votes in King and forces out Ashley associates Sharecast - 7 hours ago
Shareholders overwhelmingly voted to replace the management team previously put in place at Rangers Football Club by major shareholder Mike Ashley.
- Aga Rangemaster expects better this year after profit falls in 2014 Sharecast - 7 hours ago
Range cooker specialist Aga Rangemaster Group served up a mixed platter of results for 2014 with profit down by a third, but suggested a tastier outcome was in the oven for the current year.
- Friday tips round-up: Aviva, BT Group Sharecast - 7 hours ago
Market thinking on Aviva's takeover of Friends Life appears to have turned for the better, after the shares' initial negative reaction. The former stands to gain the most from the combination. Certainly, ...
- New Hunting director buys first shares following interim results Sharecast - 8 hours ago
A new director at Hunting bought his first shares on Friday showing confidence in the oil and gas group one day after it reported a 20% decline in its full-year pre-tax profits.
- Market overview: Funding in euros to rise, Barclays says Sharecast - 8 hours ago
1542: Global liquidity tightening will have profound implications for foreign currency denominated debt from emerging markets, Barclays says. They also imply a substitution of USD funding with the EUR, ...
- Santander downgrades BP and Shell despite modelling higher oil price Sharecast - 8 hours ago
Santander has downgraded UK oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and BP, both primarily on valuation but also with the view that both are likely to struggle in 2015.
- US open: Stocks slip as strong payrolls ramp up pressure on the Fed Sharecast - 8 hours ago
Upbeat news about the labour market weighed on stocks on Friday morning on Wall Street, as a forecast-smashing jobs report on headline figures brought forward expectations for the first rate rise by the ...
- FTSE 100 movers: Weir Group up on bid speculation, Miners lower on weak precious metal prices Sharecast - 8 hours ago
Shares in British engineering giant Weir Group rose on the back of market chatter that a cash-rich private equity consortium in the US is looking to table a 2,500p per share break-up offer for the group, ...
- Lord Lamont says financial industry should not fear Brexit from EU Sharecast - 8 hours ago
Former chancellor Norman Lamont has tried to play down the potential risks of a British exit, or 'Brexit', from the European Union.
- UK miners decline on rout in commodity prices as China cuts growth Sharecast - 9 hours ago
Miners are amongst some of the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 index on Friday as a further erosion of commodity prices on the back of China cutting its economic growth forecasts this week, together with ...
- UK demand for jobs rises in February, REC says Sharecast - 9 hours ago
The number of available jobs in the UK increased at its strongest rate in four months, according to a survey.
- ECB has a rope around our necks, says Greek PM Tspiras Sharecast - 9 hours ago
The European Central Bank (ECB) has "still got a rope around our neck", according to Greece's prime minister Alexis Tspiras, as the country made its first €300m payment to the International Monetary ...
- US pre-open: Stock futures slide on early rate hike worries post payrolls Sharecast - 9 hours ago
US stock futures fell after the release of the February non-farm payrolls report which smashed estimates on the headline front.
- ShoreCap sees 'exciting potential' in Thomas Cook's China partnership Sharecast - 9 hours ago
After Thomas Cook confirmed that Fosun International, the Chinese conglomerate that recently snaffled France's Club Med, has invested £92m via a new share issue, Shore Capital maintained its 'hold' stance ...
- US non-farm payrolls edge past forecasts in February Sharecast - 10 hours ago
US non-farm payrolls rose by 295,000 in February, despite the severe winter weather, although total average hourly earnings rose by less than expected.
- Broker tips: Schroders, Kingfisher, Royal Mail, Thomas Cook Sharecast - 10 hours ago
Surging flows into funds at Schroders support the asset manager's premium rating to the sector, according to Berenberg, which hiked its target price for the stock on Friday.
- Eurozone Q4 GDP confirms tepid recovery in play Sharecast - 12 hours ago
The Eurozone economy grew by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2014, confirming a tepid European recovery is in play.
- Credit Suisse cuts Royal Mail target as risks increase in 2015 Sharecast - 13 hours ago
Credit Suisse has trimmed its target price for Royal Mail from 380p to 370p and reiterated an 'underperform' rating, saying that risks are increasing this year for the postal delivery group.
- Kingfisher's update on store portfolio will likely disappoint, says Citi Sharecast - 13 hours ago
Kingfisher's shares flapped lower on Friday despite analysts at Citigroup raising their price target, as the US bank said the DIY retailer's upcoming strategy update is "likely to disappoint"....
- Marshalls doubles pre-tax profits on UK construction sector recovery Sharecast - 13 hours ago
UK paving and residential flooring supplier Marshalls benefited from the recovery in the sector by doubling pre-tax profits in 2014, prompting the group to increase output volumes of concrete slabs.
- Bonds: Eurozone bonds gain ahead of ECB QE launch next week Sharecast - 14 hours ago
These were the movements in the yields of the some of the most widely followed sovereign bonds:
- Asian share markets welcome ECB stimulus Sharecast - 14 hours ago
The 'Draghi' effect propped up Asian share markets on Friday as investors demonstrated bullishness following the European Central Bank's policy meeting in which it released details of its new bond-buying ...
- Weir Group stock gets lifted by bid speculation Sharecast - 14 hours ago
Shares in British engineering giant Weir Group rose by 3.6% early Friday to trade at 1801p amid bid speculation.
- Europe open: Stocks little changed ahead of US non-farm payrolls report Sharecast - 15 hours ago
European stocks were little changed ahead of the all-important US non-farm payrolls report, which is expected to show a pick-up in the labour market of the world's biggest economy.
- Sofa retailer DFS returns to the London market Sharecast - 15 hours ago
British furniture retailer DFS has returned to the London stock market after more than a decade, pricing its shares at 255p.
- APR Energy issues 'significant' profit warning Sharecast - 15 hours ago
Shares in APR Energy fizzled lower on Friday morning after the power solutions provider issued a profit warning.
- Upbeat German industrial output injects confidence Sharecast - 15 hours ago
German industrial output rose by more than expected in January, marking the fifth straight monthly increase and confirming a brighter picture of the Eurozone's powerhouse.
- London pre-open: Slow start expected as investors await US jobs data Sharecast - 16 hours ago
After setting a new record high the previous session, UK stock markets are expected to open on cautious note on Friday ahead of the all-important US jobs report.
- Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Defence spending, Fed stress tests Sharecast - 16 hours ago
Chancellor George Osborne said he would like to proceed "as quickly as we can to get rid of" the government's stake in RBS, writes the Financial Times. However, he said that the size of stake ...
- Ofgem calls for European interconnectors to reduce electricity bills Sharecast - 23 hours ago
The energy regulator has called for the UK to build electricity interconnectors with Europe that could open up the UK market to lower household bills by £8bn.
- BP gives green light for $12bn Egyptian investment project Sharecast - 23 hours ago
BP has confirmed it is to plough ahead with its £12bn West Nile Delta (WND) project in Egypt, with production slated to begin in 2017.
- Europe midday: Stocks little changed after Eurozone data, before US jobs report Sharecast - 23 hours ago
European stocks were little changed as investors weighed Eurozone data awaited the highly-anticipated US non-farm payrolls report.